NO CARRY GEAR? NO PROBLEM!
It’s not uncommon for a new handgun to be introduced and be enthusiastically received by shooters. They buy it, take it to the range, wring it out and decide to make it their EDC. Then, they start looking for suitable carry gear and discover that gear makers are a bit behind the curve and that wait times are excessive.
That won’t be a problem with the new Ruger American Compact. It slid smoothly into the Bianchi Model 7 Shadow II, Don Hume IWB belt clip #H715NMO.41-1 and Blackhawk CQC Size 28 that all perfectly fit my M&P 9c and G29.
There is a certain commonality in leather holsters. My guess is that any leather holster that fits the M&P compact or the G29 will work well for the Ruger.
I can’t say that about Kydex. I tried the Ruger in the Blade Tech that holds my standard-sized M&P 9mm for IDPA/USPSA competition, and it didn’t fit. I suspect that I could have adjusted the tension screws to make it fit, but I chose not to. Kydex might not be as easy a fit as leather.
That doesn’t apply to magazine carriers. Comparing M&P 9mm mags with the Ruger 9mm mags, I found the tube diameters to be virtually identical. The leather mag carriers I had for the M&P fit the Ruger mags perfectly, as did the Blade Tech TecLoc clip-on mag carriers I use for competition.
No carry gear? No problem. It’s already out there.
The author found the Ruger American Compact properly fit any holster intended for the S&W M&P or the Glock G29. As a result, there is no need to hunt for carry gear … it’s already out there.